"OUR WEEK IN MELBOURNE" Melbourne by nezz

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CHINESE NEW YEAR MELBOURNE

I HAVE LIVED IN PERTH ALL MY LIFE AND LOVE TO TRAVEL BUT FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER IT HAS TAKEN ME 40 PLUS YEARS TO VISIT MELBOURNE WHICH IS ONLY A 5 HOUR FLIGHT AWAY. THE INCENTIVE CAME IN THE FORM OF A PRIZE WE WON . A FREE TICKET TO MELBOURNE WITH JETSTAR SO MY HUSBAND AND I DECIDED WE DESERVED A BREAK AWAY FROM THE HOUSE , OUR WORK & TWO CHILDREN. THEY WEREN'T IMPRESSED AT FIRST AS WE NEVER USUALLY LEAVE THEM BEHIND BUT AS IT WAS BOOKED FOR THE FIRST WEEK THEY WERE BACK TO SCHOOL THEY WOULD BE BUSY SETTLING IN TO THE CLASSES & WOULD BE FINE WITH MY PARENTS, WHO SPOIL THEM ROTTEN.

IT WAS THE WEEK OF CHINESE NEW YEAR AND MELBOURNE' S SOUTHBANK WAS DECKED OUT FOR THE CELEBRATIONS AND INSIDE THE CROWN COMPLEX WAS THIS FANTASTIC SMOKE BREATHING DRAGON THAT WENT THROUGH A ROUTINE WITH DANCING , SINGING CHINESE LANTERNS. SPECTACULAR!!!!!

SOUTHBANK FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

THE SOUTHBANK WAS DECKED OUT WITH LOADS OF FOOD STALLS PLUS THEY HAD ENTERTAINMENT FROM 10AM INCLUDING DRAGON DANCERS, MUSICIANS ,CHINESE OPERA SINGERS AND FOOD DISPLAYS TOO. THERE WAS ALSO CHINESE NEW YEAR DECORATIONS FOR SALE. IT WAS A PITY THAT IT RAINED THAT DAY BUT AS WE WERE ESCAPING THE RAIN WE DISCOVERED THE DRAGON & LANTERN DISPLAY INSIDE THE CASINO COMPLEX.

I WISH I HAD TAKEN A VIDEO OF THIS DISPLAY BUT I KNEW MY SMALL CAMERA WOULD NOT COPE WITH THE LOW LIGHT. AS IT WAS I HAD THIS SET ON THE NIGHT SETTINGS.

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  • Pros:LOADS TO DO, SHOPPING , EATING & DRINKING
  • Cons:PUT ON TOO MUCH WEIGHT WITH ALL THAT EATING!!!!
  • In a nutshell:MORE THAN JUST CAFES & BARS
  • Last visit to Melbourne: Feb 2008
  • Intro Updated Mar 4, 2008
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